Parish of St. Mary and St. Joseph - Orange

St Joseph's Church -
Corner of Hill and Byng Streets, Orange

Parish Bulletin

Launch of an historical account of the
"Catholic Parish of Orange
1864 - 2014" by Margaret Bastick


For table of contents, see the attached files below.

Parish of St. Mary and St. Joseph 

84 Hill Street
P.O. Box 44
Orange NSW 2800

Ph: (02) 6362 2378
Fax: (02) 6362 2032

Parish Priest: Fr Greg Bellamy
Assistant Priest: Fr Pius Khaoya
Assistant Priest: Fr Ephrem Thadathil, CMI (resident in Molong)

Pastoral Assistant: Sr Helen Saunders, rsj

Parish Office Managers:
Joanne Doulman and Deb Cantrill

Sacramental Co-ordinator for Eucharist, Reconciliation and Confirmation:
Shannon Cain, 6362 2378 or Email
2017 Sacramental Program

Baptism - bookings and preparation
Sr Helen Saunders, rsj - 6362 2378

Public Primary School Catechists
Co-ordinator: Bernadette Collins - 6362 2222

Orange Health Service - Mental Health
& Drug and Alcohol:

Robyn Blunt - 6360 7700

St. Francis Aged Care:
Mrs Laurie Dowler - 6362 9400

St. Mary’s, Orange 6.00pm  (5.00pm April - October)
St. Michael’s, Manildra 6.00pm
St. Columbanus, Cudal 6.00pm or 5.00pm - April to October  (1st, 3rd & 5th Saturdays) 
St. Patrick’s, Cargo 6.00pm or 5.00pm - April to October (2nd & 4th Saturdays)

St. Joseph’s, Orange 8.00am(2nd & 4th Sundays of the month)
St. Brendan's, Mullion Creek 8.00am
St Dympna’s, Cumnock 8.00am 
St. Mary’s, Orange 9.30am
St. Lawrence’s, Molong 9.30am
St. Canice's, Millthorpe 10.00am (1st & 3rd Sunday of the month)
St. Joseph’s, Orange 6.00pm (5.00pm April - October)

Weekday Mass Times:

St. Joseph 's
Mon/Wed ~ 7.30am
Fri- 5.45pm
St. Mary's
Tue/Thurs ~ 8.00am

Anointing Mass:
1st Saturday of each month - St. Mary's - 9.30am


St. Joseph 's ~ Friday
5.00pm ~ 5.30pm

St. Mary's ~ Saturday
4.00pm ~ 4.45pm  
5.00pm ~ 5.45 pm  (November - March)

Nursing Homes & Aged Care Hostels
Mass Days and Times:

St. Francis Aged Care - Clinton St
11am on 1st Tuesday of the month
Ascott Gardens Hostel - 83 Spring St
2pm on 1st Friday of the month
Calare Nursing Home - March St
11am on 2nd Thursday of the month
Cherrywood Nursing Home - Sieben Dr
11am on 3rd Thursday of the month
Wontama Hostel - Summer St
11am on 4th Thursday of the month
Gosling Creek Aged Care - Forest Rd
11.00am on 4th Tuesdayof the month


Catherine McAuley Catholic

Primary School

Principal: Michael Croke - 6361 3344

St. Mary's Catholic Primary School

Principal: Kerrie Basha - 6362 7926

James Sheahan Catholic High School 

Principal: Mark Pauschmann - 6362 1422



St. Vincent de Paul Society

Vinnies Shop - McNamara Lane - 6361 0371

Holy Family Conference 
Meet Mon 5.30pm - St. Mary's meeting roomSt. Joseph's Conference
Meet Wed 4.45pm - Centre, McNamara Lane
St. Mary's Conference
Meet Thur 6.00pm - Centre, McNamara Lane

Vinnies Soup Kitchen & Van



St. Mary's Church - Park Street, Orange

St. Patrick's Church - Cargo

St. Columbanus - Cudal

St. Dympna’s - Cumnock

St. Michael's Church - Manildra

St. Lawrence's Church,
44 Riddell Street, Molong


St. Brendan's Church - Mullion Creek

Holy Communion to the sick, frail aged and home-bound: 
Contact: Sr Helen Saunders, rsj - 6362 2378

Parish Groups:

Parish Pastoral Council contact is -
Secretary: Helen Ross    Email

Parish Finance Committee contact is -
Chair: Chris Dwyer      Email

Liturgy Committee
Contact: Parish Office - 6362 2378

Choirs and Musicians
St. Mary's Choir    - Sr Mary Trainor - 6362 1662
St. Mary's: 9.30am - Ann Patteson - 6362 0725
                             - Jen Ringbauer - 6365 4483
St. Joseph's: 8am   - Maria King - 6361 7554
St. Joseph's Evening - John Hannan - 6362 0217
Mullion Creek - Barbara Ferguson - 6365 8402

Children's Liturgy
Contact: Jenelle Price - 6369 0786

Parish Playtime - for parents, grandparents and carers with children aged 0-5 years.
Contact: Parish Office (02) 6362 2378

Other Parish Outreach:

Craft with Love
Mon 10am-2pm - Kenna Hall meeting room
Contact: Parish Office - 6362 2378

Kairos Ecumenical Prison Ministry
Contact: Phil Searl - 6362 4033 or 0419 618 054

For all other enquiries
please contact the Presbytery

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